Yaya Toure hopes to make history

  • Last Updated: February 28 2014, 18:21 GMT

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure hopes Sunday proves the start of another successful chapter in the club's history.

Yaya Toure: 'I hope this time we will win this cup'
Yaya Toure: 'I hope this time we will win this cup'

Yaya Toure

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City take on Sunderland in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley this weekend looking to win a third major in four seasons.

Having gone 35 years without silverware prior to the 2011 FA Cup win, City are undoubtedly enjoying their rich new, Abu Dhabi-funded, era.

But after last season's frustrations under Roberto Mancini, success on Sunday would be the first trophy since Manuel Pellegrini took charge and Toure hopes the club is just beginning to realise its potential.

The Ivory Coast international said: "This game is going to be very important for the club as well and for the people, the fans.

"We are coming here to make great things for the club.

"I love the Premier League, I love the Champions League and FA Cup, all the games.

"Playing the finals - we go there to make history with the club.

"If we have a lot of trophies and make history, it is going to be fantastic. It is target of the club."

Victory for City could lay the platform for a glorious end to the season, certainly on the domestic front.

The club are three points off the top of the Barclays Premier League with a game in hand and through to the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Talk of a quadruple, however, has quietened in recent weeks after a loss to title rivals Chelsea and a potentially decisive Champions League defeat to Barcelona.

Losing at Wembley could therefore rob the team of further momentum at a crucial stage, and even threaten to derail the season entirely.

Toure, 30, said: "It is very important for the confidence for the rest of the season, we know that.

"It is going to be difficult against Sunderland, they are always difficult and it would be their first trophy - if they won it - for many years.

"They will be very focused but we want it too. It is going to be a fantastic game for the fans."

City also want to make amends for their last trip to Wembley, when they were stunned by Wigan in the FA Cup final last May.

Toure said: "The most important thing is we want to be ready for Sunday.

"We have done a lot of things in the past we don't want to experience again. I hope this time we will win this cup."


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